Faith.

No evidence, not seen BUT believed! The VERY SAME Force that has Existed since the beginning of ‘Time’.

A long time ago, it was not people’s faith that got them through. It was focus on a select few.

At this time we take a look back…

This article has been curated from, “Birth of The Holy Nation: Volume 1 God and Abraham” by Corbett Gaulden.

ULTIMATE OBEDIENCE

The obedience God required of Abraham that day was as absolute as any could be. He was required to offer his son Isaac as a sacrifice. God could require of him no greater example of obedience. God Himself, as a matter of fact, could not be asked to offer any greater example of His esteem for us than to offer His Son Jesus as a sacrifice. God was asking the “father of faith” to imitate His own actions in this matter. God was requiring of Abraham that he act like God Himself. This son of God was to emulate the nature of God Himself that day.

Consider this. God asked Abraham to offer his only son up to death. Abraham was required, as a son, to commit this act of sacrifice. However, the sacrifice was not a bag of marbles. The sacrifice was the son of his own flesh. The sacrifice was to be the very essence of his existence as a father. If he were deprived of his “only son,” he would no longer be a father. And his very own Father was the one placing this requirement on him. The son named Abraham set out to obey his Father, God. The father named Abraham was about to take any meaning from his own being simply because his Father required him to do so.

FORESHADOWING OF GOD’S SACRIFICE

When God stretched out His hand that day to rescue Isaac, He did so at the very last second. His son Abraham had not resisted the request made of him at a cost that no man would willingly bear. Abraham did not spare Isaac. It was God Himself who spared him (Genesis 22:12). Abraham’s actions that day provided for his descendants a model of filial obedience that is exceeded only by the act of Jesus at Calvary 2000 years later.

As a father, Abraham required of his son Isaac that he submit to his own death. From Isaac, Abraham required this act of obedience as the mirror of his own obedience to his Father. When that day was done, God had made of Abraham the most worthy of human fathers. In this way, Abraham met the final qualification for becoming the father of the nation of promise; a nation in the earth that would be a natural precursor for the Holy Nation of God. No lesser man, and no lesser degree of filial obedience could have qualified to carry this divine commission. Hence, the arrangements and providence of God and the presence in power of the Holy Spirit to complete what was necessary.

Be still, and know that I am God.

~ Psalm 46:10

But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.

~ Psalm 13:5

Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.

~ Psalm 20:7

When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.

~ Psalm 56:3

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

~ Proverbs 3:5-6

Have you ever ‘thought’ a conversation? Usually, we are asking/pleading. Have you ever just been silent and attempted to know what is being said? To read about the times it has happened in the past, what made the difference between an ‘ordinary’ individual and a prophet?

The prophet is called to listen and be attentive to the Lord’s communications and then announce the Lord’s words to the people. The prophet is also called to be a sentinel, like a watchman at the city gate who is ready to warn the city’s inhabitants of impending danger. Some were called through visions or dreams e.g. Amos and Samuel. Others were called through other prophets e.g. Elisha. Words or message came into their minds. Through common objects – an object becoming a significant sign of God’s power and activities .

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prophets_of_Christianity

Published by Fellowship of Praise: ALL praise to God our Reason, Hallelujah!!!

To God be The glory. Let us praise God together for His ALL in our lives, Amen.

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